As few as 12 Chinese hacking groups responsible for most US attacks

By Leeky · 7 replies
Dec 12, 2011
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  1. U.S. cyber security analysts and experts say that fewer than 12 different Chinese groups are responsible for most of the China-based cyber attacks that result in critical data being stolen…

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  2. Techno Viking

    Techno Viking TS Rookie Posts: 26

    If it really is only 12 groups it should be easier to stop them. We all know that they wont be caught/prosecuted easily though.
  3. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    Everybody is hacking everybody.
    It's been happening for years and it's only going to get worse.

    The US has a poor educational system that does not produce good programmers, if they don't come from RIT they shouldn't be allowed to graduate as a programmer who thinks they understand all forms of programming langauge, from the basics to the elite.
  4. The United States doesn't have to do anything openly.

    They can just pay individuals to goto China and spy/sabatage them.

    If it is China's gvmnt, then United States should EMP these clowns, then send a pizza to let them know we can be azzholes too..
  5. Tomorrow_Rains

    Tomorrow_Rains TS Enthusiast Posts: 156

    I agree

    I definitely agree with you.

    As a computer science student and graduate even going for my masters i'm barely breezing by because the educational system only teaches you enough to go work for a bank. literally.
  6. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    You guys will be surprised if you do a little research on what US Govt. actually do to others, just that others do not cry foul generally, and try to respond in kind. To be fair, everyone does this to their enemy or enemies, so what the heck?
  7. It is hard to prosecute a criminal in China, but let's face it: if the chinese authorities would want to prosecute an american citizen - would USA extradite it in order to face charges in China? I think not.
  8. +1 but they also do it to whoever they count among their "friends" this week...

    This happens all the time, yet these press articles are mostly vague and misleading propaganda, giving a skewed and one sided perspective. The aim is to get the ignorant masses stirred into a xenophobic frenzy with a sense of being attacked by outsiders. There is no evidence to support any of these supposed "hacking groups" being endorsed by the regime (or even existing) - we are simply expected to take their word for it... I would bet money that most are individuals who do this simply because they can get away with it or those involved in corporate espionage. If someone can get away with hacking into a major US defence company, without worrying about the US tracking him down or Chinese authorities turning him over, he's going to do it. Even if the regime do turn up on his doorstep one day, they're more likely to hire him before they'll turn him over to the US. That's nothing unusual - as there is no such thing as good/evil when it comes to hacking, just the very good and the best.

    In the case of Gary McKinnon, are we to assume that he was really working for MI6...? Should the US now consider Britain an enemy because the hacker was operating from British soil? Or does this customary sabre rattling only apply to regimes that the US opposes...

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